Having trouble shifting out of first gear
1990 Ford Ranger

Having trouble shifting out of first gear

(1990 Ford Ranger)
out of curiousity i was having problems with my transmission kicking into over drive any ways i was changing the transmission fluid and realized the shifting solenoid was burned out so i took valve body off and put a new one on and put everything back together it starts and drives and but it will no longer shift out of first its a 1990 ford ranger with a4ld trannsmission any ideas what i did wrong?

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of Greg's Orange Auto on August 10, 2012
have it diag at aamco for free the post. you may have something assm wrong. the valve body could lost a ball or one is stuck or many other issues. did you repl valve body gasket?
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on August 11, 2012
i took it down to orielys and they diagnosed it the found 89 which is A4LD - Converter Clutch Override solenoid - Transmissions, AXOD Torque Converter Control solenoid circuit -, Transmissions
Exhaust Heat Control (heat riser) solenoid circuit - Solenoids
and 86 is 2.3L or 2.9L Truck - A4LD 3/4 shift solenoid - Transmissions now im pretty sure none of the balls or springs moved but maybe im wrong we had just changed the shifting sleinoid and all the wires show voltage and yes we replaced valve body gasket the other question is what is the the circular thing next to the valve body it shot out when we took the valve body off it has a spring and a shaft?
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of Greg's Orange Auto on August 10, 2012
have it diag at aamco for free the post. you may have something assm wrong. the valve body could lost a ball or one is stuck or many other issues. did you repl valve body gasket?
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on August 11, 2012
i took it down to orielys and they diagnosed it the found 89 which is A4LD - Converter Clutch Override solenoid - Transmissions, AXOD Torque Converter Control solenoid circuit -, Transmissions
Exhaust Heat Control (heat riser) solenoid circuit - Solenoids
and 86 is 2.3L or 2.9L Truck - A4LD 3/4 shift solenoid - Transmissions now im pretty sure none of the balls or springs moved but maybe im wrong we had just changed the shifting sleinoid and all the wires show voltage and yes we replaced valve body gasket the other question is what is the the circular thing next to the valve body it shot out when we took the valve body off it has a spring and a shaft?
on August 10, 2012
There are o-rings and small balls that can come out of place very easily when removing the valve body. My guess is one fell out or is out of place.
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